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PBC News & Comment: US Corporate Media Hypes Fear of IS, Stokes War Fever

US media promotes fear of IS jihadi fighters bringing terror to our shores and exaggerates threat to US interests abroad......

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--corporate media drives up fear of IS on several fronts:

--NY Times profiles IS and Baghdadi, without noting they are products of failed US policies

--State Dept triples estimated number of Americans in IS in leak to right-wing Washington Times

--PBS Newshour hits new low, falsely compares John Lindh to current American fighters in Syria

--IS reported massacred 150 captured troops in Syria

--back from vacation, Obama talks to press about Syria, Ukraine

--Glenn Greenwald catalogs Obama’s shifting positions on Syria, IS

--Greenwald also exposes the hawk side of Sen. Elizabeth Warren

--and Greenwald’s colleague details NSA’s search engine, available to many law enforcement agencies

--Jason Leopold’s FOIA lawsuit to force release of torture report draws micromanagement from Sen. Feinstein

--rendition survivors urge Obama to release that torture report